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mean. >> yes. >> maybe it's warm because i have my new slippers on that rob got me. >> that's not fair. >> you can put them in the microwave. >> really? >> yes. >>> but if warm, sunny skies are more your style, pasadena is the place to be. we'll take you behind the scenes of the annual rose parade to see how an army of volunteers build the majestic floats that smell so good. >> pasadena is more my style this time of year. >>> we begin with hillary clinton. the 65-year-old secretary of state is in a new york hospital suffering from a blood clot. >> a spokesman would not say where that clot is located but said clinton is being treated with anti-coagulants and will remain in the hospital for the next 48 hours so the doctors can monitor the medication. abc's deirdre bryant has more. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital sunday with a blood clot stemming from a concussion she suffered several weeks ago. clinton's doctors discovered the clot earlier in the day during a followup exam for that concussion. no details of where the clot is
, rob. nk you. thank you, rob. >>> this morning on "world news now" -- travel nightmare. the blinding whiteout conditions bring danger to busy roads and strand airline travelers. >> this morning's watches, warnings, and how they could impact your holiday travel plans. it's thursday, december 20th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good thursday morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> hi, everybody. i'm rob nelson. we'll check in with accuweather in just a second, as those storms move east this morning. >>> and then on capitol hill, a political storm. what the speaker of the house plans to do today to avoid that fiscal cliff and how the white house is already speaking out against it. >> oh, my, my. here we go again. >> how many days left, fellas? we've got to move to the middle at some point. >>> and also this morning, the viral video that captivated the world. you see an eagle. he appears to be a kidnapper. we'll show you why this is nothing but a hoax, and a lesson not to believe everything you see on the internet. and i will say, i called it yesterda
morning, everyone. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm sunny hostin, paula faris is on assignment. we begin with the latest. from the tragedy in sandy hook. there will be fresh grief as the first funerals are held for the victims. two little boys, jack pinto and noah pozner will be remembered. >> president obama spoke of their loss and the others at a vigil last night. saying we, as a nation, cannot tolerate this kind of violence anymore. we're learning new details about the shooter himself, adam lanza, and how he managed to carry out his deadly massacre. we begin with coverage from abc's tahman bradley. >> he joins us live from newtown where the grieving will take a more private turn later today. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: sunny and rob, good morning to you. today is going to be another tough day for this heartbroken community. funerals will begin today and tomorrow. for some of the victims. and last night's prayer vigil, visited by president obama, is something that this community and the country will not soon forget. >> olivia. josephine. >> reporter: the more than 900 mourners w
this is a crime on the rise. >> thank you. police hope this video will help them capture two men who robbed and pistol whipped a man over the summer. it's from the video site called the line up. featuring video of unsolved crimes. this happened just 5th. two men got away in a dodge charger. >> moving on, uc berkeley leading in helping undocumented students get money for education. today, cal announced a grant awarded by the fund for that purpose. abc 7 news is here with a closer look at what that money will do. this other elections like michigan and texas now talking í÷ their own program. >> this was the only student in his high school to get into uc berkeley. >> everybody was happy except me. yeah, i got in. time not going make it. right? i won't be able to go. how am i going pay for this? >> is he an undocumented student and does not qualify for any federal money. the coordinator of the undocumented student program at cal. >> the federal pell grant, work study, loans aren't eligible to undocumented students. >> rivera had a small private scholarship working owed jobs to put himself thro
. good morning to you, rob and paula. the president's announcement of his new national security team could come any day now. and with susan rice out of the running, we're getting a clearer picture of the top contenders. president obama's new national security team is taking shape. first, secretary of state. u.n. ambassador, susan rice, who has been at the center of controversy over the obama administration's handling of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya, pulled her name out of contention. telling nbc, she doesn't want to be a distraction. >> i didn't want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged, very politicized, very distracting and very disruptive. >> reporter: with rice no longer in the running, senator john kerry of massachusetts seems the president's likely pick. >> i have no comments on the process. >> reporter: next, secretary of defense. senator kerry's name was floated for the job. but senator chuck hagel, a vietnam veteran and a republican, who became a critic of the iraq war, seems to have the edge. there's also the top job at the cia. the acting dire
now, yeah, you don't even have to. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. we begin with the monster snowmaker unloading on the nation's midsection. blizzard warnings are in effect for eight states, with blinding snow coming down in major cities like omaha, des moines and green bay. >> whiteout conditions have caused numerous car crashes across several states, including nebraska, kansas and iowa. a state of emergency has been declared in wisconsin where many schools are close ed today. abc's ginger zee braved the storm in des moines. >> here to madison, wisconsin, in the next 24 hours, it will be a foot or more. the wind gusts will make drifts three to five feet, just as all of these holiday travelers hit the roads. >> planes, too. air travelers hoping to beat the christmas travel crush were stranded in denver as their flights were canceled. crews tried to deice planes and clear the runways. but they couldn't keep up with all of the falling snow. winter getting an early start. officially tomorrow, right? >>> and more on where that
. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. it is remarkable to see this community this morning. the signs of remembrance are everywhere. people are paying their respects at memorials and funerals. newtown is performing a grim task. parents are doing what they shouldn't have to. 6-year-old noah pozner was eulogized as a boy who liked animals, video games and mexican food. at his funeral, an onlooker collapsed. inside the funeral, his mother moved everyone to tears with her stories. >> she told him, i love you. and it matters that i loved you. >> reporter: another funeral, for jack pinto, also 6. >> it's sad. sad. heavy heart. >> reporter: there's still so much pain for all close to friday's shooting. connecticut governor dan malloy wiped away tears recalling the moment he informed parents their children had died. now, he will attend so many funerals. >> you see little coffins and your heart has to ache. >> reporter: new information about the 20-year-old shooter, adam lanza, paints a picture of a young man that seemed to be unraveling. for years, her mother, nancy, shared her struggles with
million each. right, rob? but they have yet to decide if they're going to quit their job. >> yeah, okay. she plans to buy a home and take care of her children and six grandkids. >> he is missing several front teeth says dental work is on his agenda. >> let's not go there. they've been playing powerball twice a week for the past ten months. you can't make this stuff up, folks. >> he said it. don't write us on facebook. no one is making fun, he said that he's going to get his chompers together. >> that's touching. >> not going there. >>> coming up next, searching for trends among the big nominees of this year's golden globe -- >>> searching for last-minute deals as holiday airfares go sky high. how you can save some money with expert advice. keep smiling. "world news now" continues. >>> "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. >> "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. >>> welcome back. if you've started looking at airline fares, you know prices are way up. you just waited too long. >> that's it. the longer you wait to book your flight, the more
. christmas is just three weeks away. >> it all goes by too fast. good monday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. we're going to get the latest on the tragic series of events in kansas city in our top story in just a moment. >>> and then the fiery prank that a tv studio that could have caused serious harm to this american magician. the frightening moment and the performer's condition. >> wow, looks bad. ooh. >>> this morning, less than a month now before the big federal fiscal cliff. and we have some details on a war of word between treasury secretary tim geithner and house speaker john boehner. we will also update you on where the negotiations stand. right now by all accounts it is deadlocked right now with the clock continuing to tick down. >> a little testy. a little heated there. >>> and later this half hour, this year's gift wrap champ is here with her expert advice. find out how to wrap the most difficult presents, including a guitar, a candle, which is always difficult around the holidays to give. hope you don't give jenny a candle. >> i will light her fire,
, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. we'll show you the storm damage and also get the latest from accuweather coming up. we hate to see a storm to close to christmas. >> but a white christmas. >> it's pretty if you can beat out mother nature. we hope you have safe travels. >>> also, a scathing new report on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. a long-awaited report, highly anticipated report. interesting where they're laying the blame in all this. >>> also this morning, if gun debate from american board rooms to classrooms to capitol hill. one major motivating factor to change assault weapon laws is money. we'll explain. >>> less than a week after that massacre in connecticut, we'll tell you who is behind a raffle to give away assault rifles. talk about interesting timing to say the least. >> timing is everything. >> ain't it? >>> we begin with a powerful blizzard on the move this morning. up to a foot of snow and fierce winds whipping across a big chunk of the nation. >> winter storm watches and warnings are
robbed and left penniless. how their shock turned to despair and ultimately relief. >> and the missing powerball winner has urn ited in his ticket. -- has turned in his ticket. who he is and what he will do with the million dollars. >> all of that is coming up and then later on "nightline." >> dan and carolyn coming up next, the royal crank call that ended in tragedy. with the death of the thursday who answered the phone at the hospital where duchess kate was staying. what happens when prapgs go wrong. -- when pranks go wrong. and one couple's journey to save their relationship >>> a tragic headline has come out of england. one of the nurses duped by australian dj's to try and connect with kate, the duchess of cambridge, has died. now scotland yard is on the case and here are the details. >> king edward the 7th hospital has been at the center of a white hot media glare. and one day after kate checked out, tragedy. >> it is with deep sadness i can confirm the tragic death of a member of our nursing staff. jacintha. >> she answered the phone on tuesday when two australian dj's impersonat
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into the business school after a high speed freeway chase 4:00 yesterday around. he was one of five who robbed a pawnshop and jewelry store. police captured three, students barricaded themselves in classrooms until getting the all-clear around midnight. >>> scary moments for a bicyclist who ended up trapped beneath a street sweeper in san francisco 12:30 this morning south of market. firefighters called for special units to pull the cyclist out he is expected to survive. >>> san francisco police have launched a full into one of their own. sergeant could face discipline after stunning video of reckless driving went viral. terry mcsweeney is at the scene. >> reporter: this is where the incident occurred that was posted online many internal affairs of the san francisco police department, investigating the sergeant who posted it. it shows at least one law being broken. take a look at the video at the center of this. you are going to be seeing a vehicle racing through the broadway tunnel posted by the sergeant claiming to be going more than 100 miles per hour during the drive through the tunnel. he
do. >>> and good morning, everybody. happy christmas eve. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm brandi hitt, sitting in for paula faris today. >> right now, northern california is getting chance to dry out after blast of severe weather. >> last-minute shoppers in most of the country will have tranquil weather today with a notable exception. we begin with john schriffen. >> reporter: it's the christmas trip turned travel nightmare for drivers on the east and west coast. in northern california, with more snow expected to blanket the mountains, cars are having trouble staying on the roads. >> the roads are pretty bad. there's a lot of spinouts further east. there's definitely going to be chain control for the nest two days at least going into christmas. >> reporter: with warmer temperatures in the bay area, the pounding rain has been the big hazard. near san jose, this bad accident happened, after one driver going too fast skidded across five lanes crashing into the other. no one was hurt. >> people are still driving fast. you have to watch out for them and try to slow down a little bit and an
at thai noodles. the gunmen robbed four couple offers and employee of cash and took money from the register no reports of any injuries. >>> in an effort to ree prevent crime in oakland, church leaders and community members got together today to spread a powerful message. organizers of today's rally say they're tired of senseless violence everywhere and are calling for a national ban on assault weapons and high capacity clips and are demanding the city of oakland make public safety a priority. >> we demand our mayor declare oakland a state of emergency and get the mutual aid we can get from the governor's office and all that will come to help us, because our city is out of control. >> ama: several community and religious groups joined forces for the rally, save, soldiers against vines -- violence everywhere. >>> with new year's eve two days away, local police agency and the chp have again stepping up patrol and dui checkpoints. checkpoints will be in operation in redwood city, san francisco, san jose, and other cities. you can leave the car home. muni, caltrain, will offer free
of robbing a downtown bank officers swarmed the area on east 14th street yesterday afternoon. police say a man walked into a bank passed a note to a teller, the note indicated he had a gun officers thought the man was still in the bank, he wind. investigators have not released a detailed description. >>> any minute "time" magazine is expected to announce its 2012 person of the year there's some bay area contenders at the top of that list. marissa mayer, ceo and tim cook, she took the top job in june cook replaced jobs last year. the other six nominees cloud president obama, bill and hillary clinton, egyptian president morsi and undocumented americans. >>> 4:39. freeze warnings out there. >> i think frost also a possibility. let's see who is dealing with what now. >>> both of you have car thermometers right? what was the lowest you got? >> mine said stay home. >> i was too cold to push the button. >> we knew it was going to be a thick frost most dangerous north bay freeze warnings until 8:00, close to seeing lows around 25°, also frost advisory east bay valleys bay shoreline into the san
, everybody. 12-21-21. good morning, i'm rob nelson. that storm is blasting a big area from chicago to boston this morning. the latest is coming up in a second. from accuweather the story of the week, in connecticut, that tragedy. and one week after the massacre, how the nation will pause today and remember the victims as the debate over gun violence continues to intensify around the country. another somber occasion in what's been an extraordinarily somber week. >> for me it doesn't even feel like a week. >> no. and you can imagine in newtown, it doesn't feel anything like christmas should feel. just horribly sad. we'll bring you the latest coming up in a second. >>> also this morning, the people who are insisting that the end of the world is happening today, all this talk about the end of the mayan calendar has some people doing some rather drastic things. >> so far so good. we're looking all right. >> we're here. >> we'll see what the rest of the day brings. it's been fun in case we're not here later. >>> and later, if there is a later, simon cowell has a brand new reality of his own. somet
, rob. good morning, paula. we have no comment on this from the u.s. but the iranians claim they brought down what's known as a scan eagle drone, after it violated iranian air space. it's right now in an iranian studio. it's a small surveillance drone. u.s. navy captains used them to watch their own ships. this is not an armed drone. if the iranians brought it down, the u.s. will see that as a very aggressive action. last month, the iranians tried to shoot down a u.s. drone in the same place. almost exactly a year ago, the iranians brought down a high-tech drone, one used by the cia. that was inside iranian territory. as you said, this will raise tensions in a very sensitive area. u.s. has thousands of service members in the gulf, just a few miles from iran. and the u.s. continues to accuse iran of trying to develop a nuclear weapon. ron? paula? >> nick schifrin with the latest from london. thank you, nick. we'll see you in just a moment. >>> also from london, kate middleton, the duchess of cambridge, is hospitalized there, for a second day. doctors are keeping a close eye on the 30-year
. >> exactly. you were the creative consultant from 1984 to 2009. but as rob mentioned, you've contributed to 400 consecutive issues, dating back to '66. how many straight issues, and give us an example of your most popular work. >> i did a lot of the "star wars" takeoffs. one of my favorite stories about the "star wars" takeoff, after the first issue -- the first satire i did, mort and i both got a letter from george lucas saying there should be an academy award for satire, one for mort drucker, one for dick debartolo, and i totally enjoyed it. two days later, we get a letter from lucas' attorneys. we are suing you for your infringement of our "star wars" property. so i said to the publisher back then, what are you going to do? he said, i'm writing, gee, george liked it. and they sent him a copy of the letter. never heard from them again. >> and the height of its circulation, 2 million subscribers. this was a huge cultural force in the country. what do you think was the secret to its success and what is it like to be on the inside of that? >> well, you know what? it was the first magazine
>>> good friday morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. we begin with the deadly blast of blowing snow, still battering the midwest on this first day of winter. and triggering warnings and watches across the country in 13 states. >> the blizzard is moving east this morning, after dumping nearly two feet of snow in madison, wisconsin. about a foot in des moines and dubuque. at least six people were killed, including 2 in a 25-car pileup in iowa. >> whiteouts were so treacherous, along stretch of interstate 35 was shut down. and the national guard was called in to help all those stranded drivers. the conditions dangerous for reporters, as well. >> the wind on interstate 80 is absolutely incredible. and it's just whipping from the north to the south. there's about a sheet of ice -- that was the one. >> blowing snow is really the problem here. it has stopped falling. but you can hardly tell. the cars still litter the side of the highway. there's incredible whiteout up and down i-80. >> i'm impressed that guy didn't fall. the storm is putting a damper o
on international boulevard. the gunman robbed four customers some an employee of cash, cell phones and jewelry, and cash from the register. no one was injured. >>> time to get a check on the weather. leigh glaser is off today. lisa is here. >> lisa: the rain has moved out but the cold air has settled in. i'll athlete no whether any rain cloud will get in the way of your new year's forecast. >>> san francisco fire investigator are trying to determine the cause of a three-blame alarm blaze that ripped through three homesle more than 40 people were displaced by the fire but no residents were hurt. one firefighter was treated for dehide addition and an injured shoulder. more than 140 responders were on the scene and kick action is credited for preventing a bigger disaster. >> did a great job. setting up the command system. >> ama: investigators say the fire erupted in the rear of a lower level apartment unit and there were working smoke detectors in the build writh started. >> on the peninsula, three horses were killed on highway 2880 after escaping from a farm. two horses were struck by a car aro
'm rob nelson. serious news to get to this morning. holiday festivities turned to bloodshed and fear when that masked man went on a shooting rampage. >>> also this morning, north korea makes a bold military move, launching a long-range ballistic missile. what that means for the u.s. and for the rest of the world. >>> it's really taking the united states government by surprise, too. and hair ye, hair ye, a burglary suspect's bizarre behavior make for an interesting day in a south florida courtroom. >>> later, prosecutors really want to throw the book now at, wait for it, yeah, lindsay lohan. the punishment she could now face. that is coming up in "the skinny." if she made half as many headlines for her acting than her legal trouble, she'd be in a much better spot. this time prosecutors are fed up. they are looking to take drastic action. so see how that plays out. >> i think she's on her second round of nine lives. >>> authorities say they have tentatively identified that gunman who walked into a shopping mall in portland, oregon, and opened fires on thousands of holiday shoppers. >> polic
accuweather. good morning, andrew. >> thank you, and good morning, rob and brandi. unsettled christmas across much of the south. severe weather threat. the main focus between interstate 10 and 20. a threat for damaging wind gusts, large hail and tornadoes. this will impact baton rouge, new orleans, mobile, even into southern and central portions of mississippi and alabama and the western panhandle of florida. on the backside of this system, heavy snowfall from the intermountain west. that's across the sooner state that could pick up half a foot. rob and brandi, back to you. >> thanks a lot, andrew. >>> and it is a sad christmas morning in a suburb outside of rochester, new york. friends, family and neighbors are mourning the volunteer firefighters who were fatally shot as they responded to a fire call. the shooter identified as a 62-year-old ex-con killed himself. seven homes burned down. the gunman's sister is among those still unaccounted for. >>> now we turn to syria, where christians are praying for peace in their war-torn country on this christmas day. because of security reasons, church
't been this much attention on a royal pregnancy since princess diana. rob and paula? >> congratulations, kate, william. >>> while we are speaking of little ones. it is never too early to start looking for the next great olympic swimmers. think michael phelps and missy frankl franklin. here they are. williams -- >> the nine months olds are ordinarily relaxed in the water and swing a full length of the pool unassisted, no floaties, nothing except their swim diapers. >> wow. >> amazing. >> dad says since they were born in this olympic year. maybe it will keep swimming to the games in 2028. one stroke at a time, dad. calm down. but i've never seen a baby that young without any protection at all, just going. >> i have seen classes, infant swim. they teach the kids to flip over, especially in states where they have outdoor pools. florida, arizona, they teach them if they flip on their backs and cry for help. >> never seen that. >> 9 months old. >> i have never seen swim. this class teaches them to tread. >> swim better than willis. that is amazing. >> you got that right! >>> coming up, you ca
," everybody. >> i'm rob nelson. we'll get to the discouraging situation on the fiscal cliff in just a moment. and we do have even a visual this morning. >> not yet. >> going to wait for it? very high tech. >> so high tech. working on this prop all day. all morning. >> weeks of planning. >>> we also have a major development in the case of software mogul john mcafee he was actually arrested last night. and this morning, police are taking more action after he tried to seek asylum in guatemala. a strange story gets even stranger. again he is now under arrest. >> bizarre to the nth degree there. >> yeah. >>> also this morning -- weeding through all the details on washington state's new law. [ coughing ] taking effect this morning. get it? that legalizes recreational marijuana use. i need you to cough please. [ coughing ] where can you light up? where can you not? >> yeah. all details. we don't want to leave you high and dry on the story. all the details on that. coming up. whew, man, willis put it down. >>> and later this half hour, rihanna sings a new career tune. if you are a fan you may be soo
. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning. i'm paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. in a moment, what that one-time insider from syria's chemical weapons program is saying now. if you weren't nervous about the situation before, after listening to this guy, plenty of reason for the world to be nervous what's going on inside syria. but also this half hour, the ultimate sacrifice. the member of the navy s.e.a.l. team 6 killed while freeing an american doctor from the taliban has been identified. we'll find out more about this fallen hero. >>> tom hanks is standing up for heroes. how the hollywood star is helping an army staff sergeant who just returned from afghanistan. >> very cool story. it was a prank in the best sense of the word. >>> and later, beyonce scores a $50 million deal. a sweet payday from a soft drink company. all the details coming up. >> keep reading. >> coming up in the -- whew, in "the skinny." we'll share some good beyonce news this morning. >> i don't think she's really worried. >> she's doing her thing. >>> but first, some very telling words from
." >> good morning, everyone. i'm paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. we'll update the investigation in connecticut in our top story coming up in just a second. as of course, mourners overcome with grief pay their respects to the first two victims of the sandy hook shooting. a town coming together in some attempt to carry on. but as you can see, their emotions still so very raw. >> we're going to see so many funerals throughout the week. it will definitely be a tragic sight. >> two down, but 25, 24 more to go for those people killed in the school. >>> also this morning, school campuses on edge from coast to coast. security is first and foremost as copycats pose threats that police are taking seriously. sad that cowards out there would take advantage of such a tragic situation. >> there was another scare at a school district less than 20 miles from sandy hook. they had schools on lockdown. on top of that, i couldn't get my mind around the idea, there was a bomb threat called into that vigil sunday night. so unbelievably sad moment, someone was sick enough to call in and threaten the v
'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. paula faris is on assignment. after the initial shock and the weekend vigils, it's time for parents to send their children back to school. what do you tell young children about their safety and confront their fears? we'll get some expert advice right here in just a moment. >>> also this morning, after so many mass shootings in the recent years, there's a renewed call for tighter gun control, even though the vast majority of gun owners are law abiding. >> i think now we're going to really be focused, i think, on gun -- just reform. it's sort of front of mind for everyone now. >> a tipping point event. absolutely. >>> later this half hour, how do you celebrate christmas after a massacre at an elementary school put your small town on the map? we'll see how newtown is trying to heal. >>> but first, newtown begins saying goodbye to the victims today with funerals for two 6-year-olds. jack pinto and noah pozner. >> president obama remembered those little boys along with all the others who died during an emotional speech last night. abc's mark
. the gunman robbed four customers some an employee of cash, cell phones and jewelry, and cash from the register. no one was injured. >>> time to get a check on the weather. leigh glaser is off today. lisa is here. >> lisa: the rain has moved out but the cold air has settled in. i'll athlete no whether any rain cloud will get in the way of your new year's forecast. >>> san francisco fire investigator are trying to determine the cause of a three-blame alarm blaze that ripped through three homesle more than 40 people were displaced by the fire but no residents were hurt. one firefighter was treated for dehide addition and an injured shoulder. more than 140 responders were on the scene and kick action is credited for preventing a bigger disaster. >> did a great job. setting up the command system. >> ama: investigators say the fire erupted in the rear of a lower level apartment unit and there were working smoke detectors in the build writh started. >> on the peninsula, three horses were killed on highway 2880 after escaping from a farm. two horses were struck by a car around 5:00 a.m.,
, the economy will fall back into recession and the unemployment rate will shoot up, rob and paula. >> tahman, the clock is ticking in all of this. where do the talks go from here this week? >> well, the white house said president obama presented his plan last week and the gop leaders shot it down. now, the ball is in the hands of the republicans. right now, it's all about the math. republicans may have to cave on taxes but president obama may have to accept deeper spending cuts. only 18 days left. >> the messy art of compromise. tahman bradley live in washington. >>> and rivers are rising across northern california this morning after three powerful storms blow through in less than a week. the latest round of flooding rain drenched the area yesterday, knocking down giant trees and leaving nearly 100,000 people without power. high winds overturned tractor trailers. abc's cecilia vega shows us what it looked like in california wine country. >> reporter: this is a storm that slammed the west coast from washington all the way down to the san francisco bay area. and this, take a look at it, one of
tragic turn. >> and an oakland church group robbed and left penniless. how their shock turned to despair and ultimately relief. >> and the missing powerball winner has urn ited in his ticket. -- has turned in his ticket. who he is and what he will do with the million dollars. >> all of that is coming up and then later on "nightline." >> dan and carolyn coming up next, the royal crank call that ended in tragedy. with the death of the thursday who answered the phone at the hospital where duchess kate was staying. what happens whe prapgs whe wrong. -- when pranks go wrong. and one couple's journey to save their relationship >>> a tragic headline has come out of england. one of the nurses duped by australian dj's to try and connect with kate, the duchess of cambridge, has died. now scotland yard is on the case and here are the details. >> king edward the 7th hospital has been at the center of a white hot media glare. and one day after kate checked out, tragedy. >> it is with deep sadness i can confirm the tragic death of a member of our nursing staff. jacintha. >> she answered the phone on n
you tell us, now, about the shooter himself? >> reporter: good morning, rob. well, the shooter, as you've been hearing, was wearing that hockey mask. and also, camouflage, along with a bullet-proof vest. he ended up shooting and killing himself. and police are expected to announce the gunman's name some time this morning. we heard that it was a young man. there's a newspaper report that says he's 22 years old. but there's no confirmation just yet. so, there's a lot of questions, including why would he do this? especially during this busy shopping season. we're also hearing reports of little kids taking pictures with santa at the mall when the shots were fired. >> oh, brandi. three casualties, including the gunman, who took his own life. but there's also a woman in the hospital. what can you tell us about her condition? >> reporter: paula, she's in serious condition. and doctors expect to keep her in serious condition at least until this morning. sheriff's deputies say she's fighting for her life at this point, though. she was the only victim to survive major injuries in the shooting sp
100 stories up. >>> good wednesday morning. i'm sunny hostin, in for paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. we may learn more today about the president's long-term response to the newtown tragedy. >> meanwhile, in that town, the first funeral service for a teacher will be held not far from sandy hook elementary. >> with more on the emotional remembrances, we're joined, now, by abc's mark greenblatt there in newtown. hi, mark. >> reporter: hi, rob, sunny. the funerals do continue today. meanwhile, flowers, candles and notes left for those who were lost, stretch back around the corner and out of sight. four more funerals will be held for victims of friday's tragic shooting. three of those for children who died. >> it's hard to get your mind around it, you know, that someone so young could leave us, you know, in such a peaceful community over such a horrific event. >> reporter: a teacher victoria soto, will be laid to rest, as well. >> vicki died a hero. she was protecting her children, who -- which she loved very much. she didn't call them her students. she called them her kids. >> re
jim dicky is tracking this mess. good morning, jim. >> good morning, rob and sunny. still feeling the effects of our major winder storm here. the swath of snow on the back side of wisconsin, illinois. the wind staying gusty. even though the snow has ended, blowing and drifting snow continuing blizzard conditions for many spots. watch out on i-80 here. a treacherous morning commute. the storm tracked into the northeast. winds out of the north and west. major lake-effect snow into the weekend. rob and sunny, back to you. >> jim, thanks a lot, sir. >>> sunny, as you know, christmastime is tamale time and one maker in texas is operating on overdrive. >> the workers at the texas tamale company are cranking out their christmas tamales as fast as they can and they aren't just selling them to the locals. >> what is the food item again? >> tamale. >> what is it? >> tamale. >> tamales are being sent to folks in new england and the pacific northwest, as well. then there are those overseas. shipments are going to the virgin islands, australia, japan and even guam. everybody loves it. >> i lov
. >> good morning, rob and sunny. a powerful area of low pressure will bring blizzard conditions across the upper midwest. as we head on through the day, watch out in eastern iowa through wisconsin. wind-driven snow, winds in excess of 50, 60 miles an hour and visibility near zero. so dangerous to be on the roadways. when all is said and done, they're looking for a swath of 6 to 12 inches. rob and sunny, back to you. >> thanks a lot, jim. >>> and now, are you ready? because beer is involved in our what? "favorite story of the day" today. it takes us to akron, ohio, where the thisty dog brewing company has created mayan last dog beer. i like it. >> and it's a chocolate stout brewed with honey and cocoa mint, which the brew master calls a super food. they say surprisingly it has a chocolatey flavor and you can also taste the honey. >> looks good. and, of course, all of this is to celebrate the end of the mayan calendar tomorrow. but if the apocalypse doesn't come, they'll keep brewing it any way. >> my question is, the end of the world. hasn't it come a couple of times already? this is li
, america. i'm rob nelson. thank you for joining us. today, the strange case of john mcafee got a whole lot stranger later in our top story. >>> also this half hour, a flight school student caught in a gruesome propeller accident. how his quick-thinking instructor helped save his life. >> unbelievable. >> remember that story a few months ago, lauren scruggs, walked into the propeller. >> same thing. same thing here. >>> also ahead, details on what sent kate middleton to the hospital and when. we also have an update from london on how she is doing right now. >> and then "malcolm in the middle" star, frankie muniz recovering from a really startling health care much more common in people a whole lot older than he is. what he's telling his fans on twitter on his 27th birthday. that's coming up in "the skin " skinny." stay tuned. a very bizarre story. >>> a major development in the bizarre legal tale involving software pioneer john mcafee. >> he is now in guatemala where he plans to ask for asylum later today. abc's brandi hitt has the latest. >> reporter: after weeks on the run, software found
neighborhood. it's off the beaten path. it isn't a place some would zpop say oh, we should go rob that place. >> because of the rain, police were working as a matter of fact, trying to collect evidence outside. now, it goes without saying this has rattled neighbors. this is an afluent area with gates police say the last murder happened 40 years ago. >> this house is well gated and huge place. you have to know the house to be able to do this so we're shocked about this. >> this is a middle aged couple police have not released names the wife taken to the hospital. we're told she will be fine. she will be okay. a lot of questions. abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> rain in the bay area usually means snow in the sierra. some resorts plan on being open this weekend. kirkwood and north star plan to be open tomorrow. but we have video to show you of idle ski lifts at sugar bowl. squaw rally reports high winds might keep them from opening. >> let's get the latest from the weather situation. >> they do have a wind advisory. they receive up in sierra nevada three to 10 inches of snow. here is a look as we p
-dressed man robbed the cvs in cupertino he demanded cash. investigators trying to determine if the two robberies are connected. >>> san francisco city hall could be filled with naked people again today when the board of supervisors is expected to give final approval to a city wide ban on nudity. the board voted 6-5 to give initial approval to the ordinance. they plan to do the same today. the legislation would amend the city's code to prohibit nudity and streets, plazas, sidewalks and other public spaces. more in a live report from terry mcsweeney in the income half hour. >>> we are keeping a close -- close eye own your commute to see if the muni subway can get back on schedule. >> this may not be the day to protest and -- you know what we're talking about. mike has more on the weather. >> nice visual there, thank you eric. >> yeah, thank you. >>> sprinkles sea ranch towards cloverdale be treatmented for that in the next 20 to 30 minutes in cloverdale. -- otherwise live doppler showing dry weather over the rest of us, cloud cover so it is mild this morning, warmer than it was yesterda
by robbing banks. the fbi has now retraced his steps. a long list of dates and locations since 2001, when they believe he may have killed repeatedly. they so far have eight confirmed murders and rapes, including a couple in essex, vermont, four in washington state and one more on the east coast with a body hidden in new york. and he told agents something they'd never heard before. that he left kill kits or caches, buried in several states, filled with everything he'd need to commit a murder. they were in waterproof containers and included guns and different things he could use to dispose of bodies. his strategy, to grab people in remote locations, like parks, campgrounds, even cemeteries. >> every serial killer, including, i believe, mr. keyes, are not crazy. you cannot be that organized and deliberate and fit any legal definition of insanity. >> you might not get exactly -- not as much to choose from, in a matter of speaking, but -- there's always no witnesses, really, there's nobody else around. >> reporter: investigators say keyes is a text book serial killer. like others in the past,
was rushed to the hospital. the incident began at 12:30 this afternoon when the man tried to rob the restaurant. >> controversy brewing on c berkeley campus. students want to ban the salvation army. we're live at cal with a look at what's behind the ban. reporter: students here at uc berkeley say that they really enjoy the holidays but they say they don't want the salvationy army to be any part of it elm student government passed a resolution banning the charity from bell-ringing, from actually collecting any type of donations on campus because they say they are allegedly antigay. discriminating allegedly against gay and lesbian persons in their soup kitchens, offcampus, and trying to prevent federal funding from going to lbgt causes. while students here on campus have mixed feelings about that. >> always support the salvation army. i didn't know they were antigay, homophobics. >> donating to the salvation army sun -- doesn't mean you're prejudiced against gays and lesbians. just means you want to help people. reporter: in a statement salvation army says it believes all people ar
to have run on to the campus after a high speed chase. they were among five people suspected it of robbing a jewelry store and shooting the clerk in morino valley. one of the other bandits carjacked the vehicle. the man bailed out of the stolen car and officers caught up with him on a baseball diamond in watts where police were giving toys to children. >> police say it could take hours to clear the entire campus. they are cautiously letting a few students leave. we will update this story for you in the newscast as needed. >>> news from the state capitol where governor jerry brown reveals he has prostate cancer. his doctor says he has an excellent prognosis for recovery. leslie brinkley with more on the course of treatment. >> that's right. governor brown has already started treatment that is expected to wrap up the week of january 7th. and he intends to keep up a full work schedule. governor brown is undergoing radio therapy for prostate cancer with his office describing the condition as a localized prostate cancer. >> it sounds like he has early stage disease that is likely confined to th
suspected it of robbing a jewelry store and shooting the clerk in morino valley. one of the other bandits carjacked the vehicle. the man bailed out of the stolen car and officers caught up with him on a baseball diamond in watts where police were giving toys to children. >> police say it could take hours to clear the entire campus. they are cautiously letting a few students leave. we will update this story for you in the newscast as needed. >>> news from the state capitol where governor jerry brown reveals he has prostate cancer. his doctor says he has an excellent prognosis for recovery. leslie brinkley with more on the course of treatment. >> that's right. governor brown has already started treatment that is expected to wrap up the week of january 7th. and he intends to keep up a full work schedule. governor brown is undergoing radio therapy for prostate cancer with his office describing the condition as a localizedr. prostate cancer. >> it sounds like he has early stage disease that is likely confined to the prostate. meaning it was picked up before it has had a chance to spread any pl
with a handgun when the pair robbed a store it happened when the store was investigators are offering a $1,000 reward for information in the case. >>> san francisco giants' fans will have a chance to take a picture with both world series trophies. the team announcing it will hold a tour featuring both trophies. they will travel throughout the bay area, northern % moving to san francisco. the tour begins january 8th, in sacramento concludes at at&t park opening day april we've posted a link on abc7news.com click see it on tv. >>> 4:53 now.3 the man of this-uz morning everyone is going to need -- >> no pressure dude. >> none taken, thanks. let's move in and see where heavier cell isi-kss, right the, heading towards qut are gettingufs the heaviest of the urpr heading up to it,kÑ inches noh santa cruz mountains, two to four inches peninsula, three to six north bay, one to two inches south bay by sunday evening. heading up above 4,000 feet the snow is about to start in the sierra. >>> good morning. no chain requirements at this hour, that could change we'll follow that if you are traveling t
at least one man was armed with a handgun when the pair robbed this store. this happened at the store was filled with shoppers. investigators are offering a $1,000 reward for information in this case.. >> a christmas toy give aby is in full swing tonight. thousands of families will have presents under the tree this year, what is really great about this, parents get to pick out the gifts. we're live with a nice story. hi, karina. >> hello, dan. it's a nice story. you're not going sow long lines wrapped around the block. every qualified shopper has an appointment. today, or tomorrow, they're a match with volunteers helping them navigate two rooms full of new, age-property toys books and clothing. in this room, wishes come true. moms like christine, rachel and teresa can forget their financial troubles for just a moment, relish in the joy of being able to put gifts under the key. teresa has five children. >> it's important to see them smile in the morning so that is a present i'm not able to provide without a job. >> this box program makes it possible nor nearly 5700 children to smile br
a gun on a pharmacist and demanded the pain reliever oxycontin. sunday a sim dressed man robbed a -- a sim alarm dressed man robbed a cvs in cupertino and demanded cash. >>> 5:36, dry now is that going to last? >> probably not. [ unintelligible ] >>> good morning here's a look at live doppler, fairly dry for most of us, sprinkles north bay, more organized wet weather over the coast headed your way by 7:00. as far as temperatures, mostly cloudy, keeping us in the low to mid 50s, except los gatos at 49. here's another way we could tell that is moist and mild air mass this morning, temperatures warmer than they were yesterday morning from six degrees in san francisco redwood city, mountain view, los gatos, antioch, 13 napa, 11 in santa clara we were tphreufrting with 30s in the north bay we were flirting with 30s in the north bay yesterday. more organized wet weather will develop in the north bay noon the rest of us could have sprinkles, organized weather will be up there. rain will start moving south, cover all of our neighborhoods during the evening. we'll top out around 60 today
. and also a local church group robbed and penny >> welcome back, everybody. it's a:13. scotland yard now on the case of the nurse who committed suicide after being duped by australian djs who were pretending to be the queen of england. nurse inadvertently gave out information about indicate middleton's condition. >> she was at the center of a white hot media glare and one day after she checked out, tragedy. >> it is with deep sadness, i can confirm the tragic death of a member of our nursing staff. >> it was the nurse who answered the phone on tuesday when two australian djs impersonating the queen asked to speak with indicate middleton. >> could i please speak with indicate, my grand daughter? >> he put them straight through to the private nurse who divulged details about her medical condition. it became a global punchline. >> an australian radio station managed to trick the hospital. >> the whole world laughing at the nurses. even prince charles making light of the information. >> the djs boasting of their prank. >> we were expecting to be hung up on and we isn't didn't even know what
. and also a local church group robbed and penniless. how their shock turns to despair >> welcome back, everybody. it's 6:11. scotland yard now on the case of the nurse who committed suicide after being duped by australian dj's who were pretending to be the queen of england. nurse inadvertently gave out information about indicate middleton's condition. >> she was at the center of a white hot media glare and one day after she checked out, tragedy. >> it is with deep sadness, i can confirm the tragic death of a member of our nursing staff. >> it was the nurse who answered the phone on tuesday when two australian dj's impersonating the queen asked to speak with kate middleton. >> hello there. could i please speak with kate, my granddaughter? >> he put them straight through to the private nurse who divulged details about her medical condition. it became a global punchline. >> an australian radio station managed to trick the hospital. >> the whole world laughing at the duped nurses. even prince charles making light of the information. >> the dj's boasting of their prank. >> we were expecti
. >>> and now to a bizarre case out of oregon. police say a seven and an 11-year-old boy tried to rob and carjack a woman. the victim says the 11-year-old showed her a gun and said it was loaded. she got away and called 9-1-1. the boys were caught and returned to the custody of parents. >>> same-sex couples poured in to say i do. >> cara and emily became the first same sex couple to marry in king county at 1 minute past midnight. gay and lesbian couples started getting marriage licenses on thursday. washington law requires everyone to wait three days before exchanging vows. they approved the same-sex marriage law last month. >>> time is running out for face bach users who want to weigh in on changes made by the social networking giant. so far 619,000 have voted, but 299 million more are needed to allow voting on future changes. if enough people don't vote facebook users will have their information intermingled with insta gram. voting continues until noon tomorrow. >>> the new starbucks steel card they sold for $450 and is going for $1,000 on ebay. it is a limited edition card and come
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